Jean-Claude Gerard studied flute at the Conservatoire National SupeLrieur de Musique in Paris and with Marcel Moyse. He won several international competitions and began his career in Paris, playing with the Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux and at the Paris Opera. He moved to Germany in 1972. After his engagement as a solo flutist with the Philharmonic State Orchestra in Hamburg, he was professor at the Academy of Music in Hannover from 1986 to 1989 and he has been professor at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart since 1989. He is also a lecturer at the International Bach Academy in Stuttgart of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and the Mainz Villa Musica. Apart from his pedagogic commitments, Jean-Claude Gerard is a member of the Deutsche Blasersolisten, the Ensemble Villa Musica and the Bach-Collegium Stuttgart.
For me the most attractive point in SANKYO flutes is their sound. Powerful, sweetness and great personality. It is an instrument which allows the artist to exceed its limit. Once again, thanks SANKYO for giving me the opportunity of realizing my expectations.